Last updated on: 10/28/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“NILC calls for passage of broad and humane immigration reform legislation that provides a clear roadmap to first-class citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans, including DREAMers, and makes it possible for them to fully integrate into the nation’s social and economic fabric, with all the rights and responsibilities entailed in full integration.”

National Immigration Law Center, “Immigration Reform 2013-2014,” nilc.org (accessed May 18, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Immigration Law Center focuses exclusively on defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants. This sets us apart from other legal advocacy organizations in the U.S. We’re committed to creating a more just society that enables all those living within our borders — regardless of race, gender, immigration, or economic status — to realize their dreams and achieve their full potential.

Our attorneys and policy analysts have an unrivaled breadth of knowledge about the connections between immigration law and a wide range of issues that affect low-income immigrants. This expertise ranges from labor/employment law and immigration enforcement tactics, to education, health, and government programs that help families make ends meet. Policymakers and advocates alike look to NILC to unravel the complexity of these connections and understand the effects of such laws and policies on the daily lives of low-income immigrants.”

NILC official brochure, www.nilc.org, 2010

Mission:

“Founded in 1979, NILC is a national legal advocacy organization with a mission focused exclusively on promoting and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. We use multiple strategies to carry out our mission, including impact litigation, legal and policy analysis and advocacy, trainings, and educational materials written for a broad range of audiences…”

“National Immigration Law Center: Mission Statement,” www2.guidestar.org (accessed Oct. 27, 2011)

Other:
501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
Quoted in:
  1. Should E-Verify Be Mandatory for All Employers?